Friday, October 11, 2013

Cempedak muda masak lemak

Young Cempedak fruits on trees in the park

Fried paste
 "Cempedak muda masak lemak" is the Malay name for the cooking of young cempedak fruits in coconut milk ( 'santan' in Malay) with shrimp paste ('belacan') pounded with garlic, shallots, chillies and anchovies.  Currently the cempedak trees are beginning to bear its seasonal fruits.  For the purpose of making this dish young cempedak fruits have to be cut into small pieces and boiled first.  After about 20 minutes of boiling, mix in the fried paste and coconut milk.  Keep on boiling for another 10 minutes to have it perfectly cooked.  Add in a pinch of salt before serving.  Eating the 'Cempedak muda masak lemak' is one of the little pleasures of life at the park that gives  big satisfaction......yummy, yummy, yummy.
Young and unripe Cemepdak fruits are sliced into small pieces...

Boiled Cempedak and Belacan ( shrimp paste)

Add in coconut milk or 'Santan'..

Served the dish hot.....with rice, fried salted fish in ginger and little slices of Jackfruit for dessert.

No comments:

Post a Comment